02 March 2015

More embroidery

Another embroidery project.   This is called United Stitches and it was created with the stitching community in mind.  Every little kit includes 2 of the same stitchery so that it can be swapped with friends, sewing groups or through the facebook community.  Luckily for me two of the ladies from my sewing group have decided to stitch along with me so we will be able to exchange patterns.  Once completed, they can be sewn into a bed quilt, a wall quilt, or any other project which takes your fancy.  I will probably make a quilt.  No surprise there.

One embroidery completed.  Lots more to come.

27 February 2015

A little embroidery

You might recognise this embroidery from the Vignette Mystery Quilt and you might have thought that I was "embroidered out" of this particular style of stitching.  While there was a LOT of it in the quilt I did enjoy doing it and when I spotted this little doily in the Vignette Magazine I thought it would be a quick and easy project.

I backed it with a pretty piece of  Liberty fabric.

Now it provides a perfect centrepiece for the table.

21 February 2015


It has been a long time between posts but the main reason for this is because I have been computerless for a couple of months.  John and I tried to share for a while, but it was not very successful.  Yesterday we decided to bite the bullet and buy a second laptop.  To celebrate that and the end of chemo  here is the third of the quilts completed while I have been undergoing my treatment.  I am so excited to have finished this and hope that my strength returns very soon.

I bought most of the fabric in this quilt on a trip to Melbourne some years ago and have been wanting to do something with it ever since.

Simple squares and large stitch quilting made it an easy and relatively fast project.

I called it Playtime for obvious reasons.

Now it has gone to live with the little girls where, no doubt, it will be used to make cubbies and other fun things.

I really like striped binding and seem to have used it on most of my recent quilts.  Did I mention how pleased I am to have finished my treatment.

03 January 2015

Bringing back the pastels

The Christmas tinsel and glitter has been packed away for another year and it's time to bring back the soft pastels I love.

A pretty soy candle (yet to be lit) and three little rosebuds provide just the right karma for an afternoon on the couch downloading my favourite magazines from the library (free - how good is that) and catching up on some feel good reading.

02 January 2015

Putting out fires?

After much searching, I found these little fire engines and a digger for the little boys.

A fire engine each for the twins (in an attempt to avoid any arguments), and a digger for little C.  In actual fact, the fire engines might be needed to put out the fire which will occur if the twins decide they would prefer their coins to come packaged in a digger.

I found a lot of papercraft cars, trucks etc but some of them involved a great deal of effort to assemble and I was looking for something quick and easy.

These took only a couple of minutes to print, fold and fill with chocolate coins.

I hope they like them and if they are demolished in the process of getting to the treats inside then it doesn't matter.

Pleased to report that no fires had to be extinguished and all seemed happy with their respective fire engines and digger.

24 December 2014

Strawberry time

The strawberries are delicious at this time of the year and when I discovered these little strawberry treat boxes I immediately thought of two little girls who might like a delicious treat.

I filled them with chocolate coins, a must have at Christmas time.

 My strawberries didn't take too long to make but they took even less time to demolish once the girls discovered there was a treat inside the boxes.

Now I am on the lookout for paper diggers or trucks as I know three little boys who also deserve a Christmas treat.

Happy Christmas to all from the cut cloth.

14 December 2014

Mood Board

I recently came across this lovely blog and was inspired by the beautiful images it contains.  One of them, a lovely 'mood board' created from white flowers made me go straight into the garden in search of my own white flowers.

I wondered if I would be able to find enough of them to recreate the pretty image I had seen.

I am pleased to say I did.